Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.
This year’s themes are inspired by Natural Inquirer, who offers free materials for educators and children in English and Spanish.
Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge.”
Junior Foresters are invited to any number of the themed weeks. The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Please register ahead of time by calling 828-877-3130. Wednesdays June 14 – August 9
Need a place to practice your pottery skills? The Transylvania Community Arts Council has space on Monday and Wednesday evenings for potters to come in and work on hand building and wheel throwing. The open studio times are 6 pm – 9 pm from June 19 – July 12. Class dates are: June 19, 21, 26, 28, July 3, 5, 10, 12. Cost for 8 classes is $150 + clay. Single classes are $25 each + clay. To register call TC Arts Council 828.884.2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. www.tcarts.org www.artsofbrevard.org
The TC Arts Council will host this pottery class entitled Introduction to Pottery. This is an introduction to basic hand building and wheel throwing. The course will run from June 20 – July 11. Classes will be on the following dates: June 20, 22, 27, 29, July 6, 11. Cost for the six classes is $200 + clay. Class runs from 6 pm – 8 pm at the TC Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. To register call 828.884.2787.
The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites youth ages 5-12 years old to explore visual arts, music, and dance. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Morning session goes from 9 am – 12 noon and the afternoon session goes from 1 pm – 4 pm. Cost for the weeklong art camp is $125 per child and includes all supplies and snacks. To register call TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787 or email email@example.com. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. To learn more about the TC Arts Council go to www.tcarts.org.
Brevard Music Center 2017 Summer Music Festival
Symphony, Opera, Pops, Chamber, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz…and YOU!
We invite you to enjoy performances as captivating as the view during Brevard Music Center’s 81st season! Join us as one of the country’s premier summer music festivals marks the 10th anniversary of Artistic Director Keith Lockhart. Together with our 400+ students, 80 faculty, and 40,000 summer festival attendees, celebrate BMC’s educational and musical excellence with an inspired season of symphony, chamber, opera, jazz, bluegrass, pops, country, classical guitar, and more!
From June through August, witness 80 performances over 10 weeks and distinguished names in music including Garrick Ohlsson, Lee Ann Womack, Ricky Skaggs, Johannes Moser, Sarah Chang, Ruth Moody, and many others. Experience a truly unique night at the movies featuring the epic film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert with live symphony. And participate in our season-long Festival within a Festival as we honor Kurt Weill — the celebrated and influential theater composer of The Threepenny Opera, the ballad “Mack the Knife”, Street Scene, and other dramatic works.
Additional highlights of the 2017 BMC Summer Music Festival include a diverse offering of operatic productions such as Street Scene, Don Pasquale, and The Marriage of Figaro; classical favorites like Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Verdi’s Requiem; and a series of inspiring BMC Faculty and Student Spotlights.
Under the stars, by the lake, or in an intimate hall, this is the place to enjoy performances as captivating as the view! This is Brevard. Be inspired. Be here.
Enjoy more than 80+ ART events in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County. Example of events: Opening of the Brevard Music Center, Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk, Street Dances, Music Jams, Open Mic Nite, Live Radio Variety Show, Art Show & Sale and the celebration ends with a BANG at the Heart of Brevard 4th of July Celebration
Tours will start with participants being picked up from their Brevard accommodations and brought to Pisgah Tavern, where they can sample various regional beers. Although not a brewery, Pisgah Tavern has a wide selection of various regional beers. In addition, Pisgah Tavern is located at The Hub bikes and outdoor shop. “Although not a brewery we decided to include Pisgah Tavern on the tour because of its wide variety of regional microbrews and its unique status as a bicycle shop, outdoor store, and bar,” says Joe Moerschbaecher, Pura Vida Adventures owner.
The second stop will be at Oskar Blues Brewery, currently the largest brewery in the Carolinas. At Oskar Blues, participants will have the opportunity to take a tour of the brewery and learn more about the history of the company. After finishing the tour, participants will be able to sample a pint or flight of beers at the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel taproom.
Then, the tour will head to Brevard Brewing Company, located in downtown Brevard. Here participants will have an opportunity to see how Brevard Brewing Company brews beer. After completing the tour, participants may once again choose to have a pint or flight of beers at Brevard Brewing Company’s tasting room next to the brewery.
The tour will end with participants being provided with a ride back to their local accommodations.
Trips include tours of the breweries, two tastings at each brewery, and transportation. Beers can be purchased separately while at the bar or tasting rooms. Cost is $40 a person for groups of 3 or less and $35 a person for groups of 4 or more. Tours run daily starting at 5 p.m. and end between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-579-0005 for more information or to book a tour.
Once again, Brevard’s Old Time Street Dance returns to the open roads of Brevard and Main Street will be transformed into the largest dance floor you’ve ever seen! Brevard Old Time Street Dance opens Tuesday, June 20th, and will run every Tuesday through Aug. 8th, with live music and free square dance instruction starting at 6:30, and dancing from 7 until 9 p.m.